Cooper impressed with Louis’ reaction

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Town's Louis Thompson Town's Louis Thompson

LOUIS Thompson’s impressive second-half performance against Wolves on Tuesday night was inspired by abuse he received from a minority of the Swindon Town faithful, boss Mark Cooper has revealed.

The youth product came off the bench to replace Yaser Kasim after 53 minutes on Tuesday night but prior to that, during the half-time interval, Thompson was the target for some unsavoury words from a small section of the home fans.

Cooper didn’t reveal what was said to his player but was impressed with the way he reacted to the taunts, which were perhaps surprisingly aimed at him following an ultra-consistent and committed breakthrough season.

“Louis came on the other night and was very, very good,” he said. “He took a bit of abuse from a section of the fans which was a bit unkind, what they called him, but he proved them wrong and will be a vital part of this club for years to come.

“I think you saw from his performance how it effected him and that is the best way to answer your critics.”

The younger Thompson, along with his older brother Nathan who has quickly recovered from a groin problem, are both expected to face Bristol City tomorrow and Cooper backed the duo to be key figures for the club both in the derby clash and in the years to come.

“Nathan (Thompson) will play because him and his brother know all about the derby, they’re Swindon through and through and are a massive plus for us and will be telling the others what it means to the fans and the town,” he said.

“Him and his brother are integral to everything we are going to try and do. They love the club, wear their hearts on their sleeves, and are vitally important for us.”

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6:21am Fri 14 Mar 14

grove red says...

Louis has been one of the best peformances in recent weeks and is going to have a bright future in the game. to me he should be one of the first names on the pitch.
Louis has been one of the best peformances in recent weeks and is going to have a bright future in the game. to me he should be one of the first names on the pitch. grove red
  • Score: 16

7:38am Fri 14 Mar 14

Helpme234 says...

grove red wrote:
Louis has been one of the best peformances in recent weeks and is going to have a bright future in the game. to me he should be one of the first names on the pitch.
Completely agree and how anyone could have aimed abuse at him is beyond belief. The guy never gives less than 100% and you have to wonder at the mentality of so called supporters doing this at half time (or any time for that matter) when he had occupied the bench for the whole of the first half.
[quote][p][bold]grove red[/bold] wrote: Louis has been one of the best peformances in recent weeks and is going to have a bright future in the game. to me he should be one of the first names on the pitch.[/p][/quote]Completely agree and how anyone could have aimed abuse at him is beyond belief. The guy never gives less than 100% and you have to wonder at the mentality of so called supporters doing this at half time (or any time for that matter) when he had occupied the bench for the whole of the first half. Helpme234
  • Score: 23

7:55am Fri 14 Mar 14

Billy hunt 65 says...

Give it a rest Cooper nobody is interested in the same old crap coming out from the county ground
Give it a rest Cooper nobody is interested in the same old crap coming out from the county ground Billy hunt 65
  • Score: -28

8:22am Fri 14 Mar 14

The Jockster says...

Helpme234 wrote:
grove red wrote:
Louis has been one of the best peformances in recent weeks and is going to have a bright future in the game. to me he should be one of the first names on the pitch.
Completely agree and how anyone could have aimed abuse at him is beyond belief. The guy never gives less than 100% and you have to wonder at the mentality of so called supporters doing this at half time (or any time for that matter) when he had occupied the bench for the whole of the first half.
Too right - in a season of uncertainty Nathan & Louis in particular have been one of the few plusus amongst the gloom.
[quote][p][bold]Helpme234[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]grove red[/bold] wrote: Louis has been one of the best peformances in recent weeks and is going to have a bright future in the game. to me he should be one of the first names on the pitch.[/p][/quote]Completely agree and how anyone could have aimed abuse at him is beyond belief. The guy never gives less than 100% and you have to wonder at the mentality of so called supporters doing this at half time (or any time for that matter) when he had occupied the bench for the whole of the first half.[/p][/quote]Too right - in a season of uncertainty Nathan & Louis in particular have been one of the few plusus amongst the gloom. The Jockster
  • Score: 8

8:25am Fri 14 Mar 14

pastor_of_muppets says...

Louis has done really well this season and has probably (and perhaps surprisingly) had a better season than his brother. Nevertheless I'm sure both Thompsons will be 'first names on the team sheet' for a couple of seasons at least. Would like to know how small this minority of fans was. If we are talking three or four simpletons, then whatever. If it was a more sizeable chunk, however, then that is shameful and a poor reflection on this club's fans
Louis has done really well this season and has probably (and perhaps surprisingly) had a better season than his brother. Nevertheless I'm sure both Thompsons will be 'first names on the team sheet' for a couple of seasons at least. Would like to know how small this minority of fans was. If we are talking three or four simpletons, then whatever. If it was a more sizeable chunk, however, then that is shameful and a poor reflection on this club's fans pastor_of_muppets
  • Score: 14

8:37am Fri 14 Mar 14

GiulianoGrazioli says...

these two are great for the club - great players!
these two are great for the club - great players! GiulianoGrazioli
  • Score: 16

9:26am Fri 14 Mar 14

Billy hunt 65 says...

You lot on here believeing all this rubbish?
Deflecting the real events going on at Swindon
Shocking chairman and manager
The town end sing Louis name every week
Utter garbage
You lot on here believeing all this rubbish? Deflecting the real events going on at Swindon Shocking chairman and manager The town end sing Louis name every week Utter garbage Billy hunt 65
  • Score: -16

9:39am Fri 14 Mar 14

pastor_of_muppets says...

Billy hunt 65 wrote:
You lot on here believeing all this rubbish?
Deflecting the real events going on at Swindon
Shocking chairman and manager
The town end sing Louis name every week
Utter garbage
He didn't say it was from the Townend. And what real events, our dire form? Doubtful anybody would think this little article could deflect attention from that
[quote][p][bold]Billy hunt 65[/bold] wrote: You lot on here believeing all this rubbish? Deflecting the real events going on at Swindon Shocking chairman and manager The town end sing Louis name every week Utter garbage[/p][/quote]He didn't say it was from the Townend. And what real events, our dire form? Doubtful anybody would think this little article could deflect attention from that pastor_of_muppets
  • Score: 3

9:41am Fri 14 Mar 14

Swindonian63 says...

Billy hunt 65 wrote:
Give it a rest Cooper nobody is interested in the same old crap coming out from the county ground
Nobody's interested in your predictable rantings either.
[quote][p][bold]Billy hunt 65[/bold] wrote: Give it a rest Cooper nobody is interested in the same old crap coming out from the county ground[/p][/quote]Nobody's interested in your predictable rantings either. Swindonian63
  • Score: 9

9:57am Fri 14 Mar 14

Billy hunt 65 says...

Sherwood signed and sealed ...
Spurs youth at Swindon next season
Predictable rant :))
Falling gates lack of interest ...
That's why Power is changing it
Mark my words :)
Sherwood signed and sealed ... Spurs youth at Swindon next season Predictable rant :)) Falling gates lack of interest ... That's why Power is changing it Mark my words :) Billy hunt 65
  • Score: -16

12:05pm Fri 14 Mar 14

Swindonian63 says...

Billy hunt 65 wrote:
Sherwood signed and sealed ...
Spurs youth at Swindon next season
Predictable rant :))
Falling gates lack of interest ...
That's why Power is changing it
Mark my words :)
Are you totally deranged?

Do you think Mark Cooper is a reincarnation of Goebbels, churning out propaganda on a daily basis?

This is just the Adver filling its quota of daily articles and doing their best to find a story when often there isn't one.
[quote][p][bold]Billy hunt 65[/bold] wrote: Sherwood signed and sealed ... Spurs youth at Swindon next season Predictable rant :)) Falling gates lack of interest ... That's why Power is changing it Mark my words :)[/p][/quote]Are you totally deranged? Do you think Mark Cooper is a reincarnation of Goebbels, churning out propaganda on a daily basis? This is just the Adver filling its quota of daily articles and doing their best to find a story when often there isn't one. Swindonian63
  • Score: 6

12:19pm Fri 14 Mar 14

Old-Stager, Hilperton says...

LouisThompson has been brilliant this season, and has even surpassed brother Nathan in his progress, plus of course he is local boy.
I really not believe this story about any kind of abuse towards Louis Thompson.
LouisThompson has been brilliant this season, and has even surpassed brother Nathan in his progress, plus of course he is local boy. I really not believe this story about any kind of abuse towards Louis Thompson. Old-Stager, Hilperton
  • Score: 7

4:27pm Fri 14 Mar 14

Cricklade Reds says...

Old-Stager, Hilperton wrote:
LouisThompson has been brilliant this season, and has even surpassed brother Nathan in his progress, plus of course he is local boy.
I really not believe this story about any kind of abuse towards Louis Thompson.
Here here, I don't know any supporters that are not 100% behind the Thompson's. If anything was said he must of been stood next to Cooper or Ward. Keep up the good work Louis and Nathan. COYR
[quote][p][bold]Old-Stager, Hilperton[/bold] wrote: LouisThompson has been brilliant this season, and has even surpassed brother Nathan in his progress, plus of course he is local boy. I really not believe this story about any kind of abuse towards Louis Thompson.[/p][/quote]Here here, I don't know any supporters that are not 100% behind the Thompson's. If anything was said he must of been stood next to Cooper or Ward. Keep up the good work Louis and Nathan. COYR Cricklade Reds
  • Score: 5

4:27pm Fri 14 Mar 14

Cricklade Reds says...

Old-Stager, Hilperton wrote:
LouisThompson has been brilliant this season, and has even surpassed brother Nathan in his progress, plus of course he is local boy.
I really not believe this story about any kind of abuse towards Louis Thompson.
Here here, I don't know any supporters that are not 100% behind the Thompson's. If anything was said he must of been stood next to Cooper or Ward. Keep up the good work Louis and Nathan. COYR
[quote][p][bold]Old-Stager, Hilperton[/bold] wrote: LouisThompson has been brilliant this season, and has even surpassed brother Nathan in his progress, plus of course he is local boy. I really not believe this story about any kind of abuse towards Louis Thompson.[/p][/quote]Here here, I don't know any supporters that are not 100% behind the Thompson's. If anything was said he must of been stood next to Cooper or Ward. Keep up the good work Louis and Nathan. COYR Cricklade Reds
  • Score: 3

4:27pm Fri 14 Mar 14

LeGod says...

Louis is a great little player and idiot fans who had a go at him should be ashamed they are obviously so called fans that dont understand the game.
Louis should be one of the first names on the team sheet and i like his aggression in the middle of the park .
Keep it up Louis you and your brother are a credit to the club.
Louis is a great little player and idiot fans who had a go at him should be ashamed they are obviously so called fans that dont understand the game. Louis should be one of the first names on the team sheet and i like his aggression in the middle of the park . Keep it up Louis you and your brother are a credit to the club. LeGod
  • Score: 4

4:58pm Fri 14 Mar 14

Oi Den! says...

As long as we keep the Thompsons in the close season I won't shed any tears if there's a big clearout. Disappointing season from Nathan though, and he really does have to reduce his rate of card collecting.
As long as we keep the Thompsons in the close season I won't shed any tears if there's a big clearout. Disappointing season from Nathan though, and he really does have to reduce his rate of card collecting. Oi Den!
  • Score: 2

9:03pm Fri 14 Mar 14

jayden says...

Oi Den! wrote:
As long as we keep the Thompsons in the close season I won't shed any tears if there's a big clearout. Disappointing season from Nathan though, and he really does have to reduce his rate of card collecting.
Ah Den as you get older you get less cards.
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: As long as we keep the Thompsons in the close season I won't shed any tears if there's a big clearout. Disappointing season from Nathan though, and he really does have to reduce his rate of card collecting.[/p][/quote]Ah Den as you get older you get less cards. jayden
  • Score: 0

6:34am Sat 15 Mar 14

ScottLeitch says...

LeGod wrote:
Louis is a great little player and idiot fans who had a go at him should be ashamed they are obviously so called fans that dont understand the game.
Louis should be one of the first names on the team sheet and i like his aggression in the middle of the park .
Keep it up Louis you and your brother are a credit to the club.
I rate his tenacity and desire but hes very limited and the fact that hes currently our midfield "hardman" shows our obvious shortcomings. I'd like to see us get a better footballer in the squad with louis' attitude.
[quote][p][bold]LeGod[/bold] wrote: Louis is a great little player and idiot fans who had a go at him should be ashamed they are obviously so called fans that dont understand the game. Louis should be one of the first names on the team sheet and i like his aggression in the middle of the park . Keep it up Louis you and your brother are a credit to the club.[/p][/quote]I rate his tenacity and desire but hes very limited and the fact that hes currently our midfield "hardman" shows our obvious shortcomings. I'd like to see us get a better footballer in the squad with louis' attitude. ScottLeitch
  • Score: 1

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